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Lectionary 451

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Text  New Testament
Script  Greek
Now at  Duke University
Date  1052
Found  Athens, 1886
Size  30.7 cm by 23.2 cm

Lectionary 451, designated by sigla 451 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on 242 parchment leaves (30.7 cm by 23.2 cm). Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.

Contents

Description

The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew and Luke. It is a lectionary (Evangelistarium). The text is written in two columns per page, in 22-23 lines per page.

The manuscript was written by Clement the monk who signed and dated the colophon on f. 242v (in Greek):

"Written in the month of July 20, indiction 5, year 6560 [i.e., A. D. 1052]; presented by Clement the worthless monk to the monastery of the most holy Mother of God of the Cave."

History

Formerly the codex was held in Athens, known for scholars since 1886. It was purchased by K. W. Clark and currently is housed at the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of the Duke University (Gk MS 85) at Durham.

References

Lectionary 451 Wikipedia


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